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Today in World War II History—May 25, 1944

German prisoners of war at Cisterna, Italy, 25 May 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

German prisoners of war at Cisterna, Italy, 25 May 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

80 Years Ago—May 25, 1944: US VI Corps from Anzio joins US II Corps from the Gustav Line near Littoria, Italy.

French Milice (pro-German) arrest Dr. & Mrs. Sumner Jackson of American Hospital in Paris and their 16-year-old son Phillip for resistance activities; Mrs. Jackson & Phillip survive, Dr. Jackson killed in sinking of Thielbek in May 1945.

German paratroopers raid the hideout of Yugoslavian partisan leader Tito, almost capturing him and visitor Randolph Churchill, son of Winston Churchill.

Countdown to D-day: Outgoing mail from US soldiers in in Britain is impounded until after D-day as a security precaution.

Map showing link-up of US II and VI Corps in Italy, 25 May 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

Map showing link-up of US II and VI Corps in Italy, 25 May 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

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